2012-04-21 Coachella inteview

Difford and Tilbrook discuss the new album

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Chris and Glenn discuss their new songs, recording the new album and UK and US festivals

Compete with their past
APRIL 22, 2012

As British New Wave legends Squeeze prepare to release a new album next year, lead singer Glenn Tilbrook is reveling in the recording process. “We’re going to do a batch of recording when we get back and another batch in October,” he explained. “I have a studio – it’s one of the benefits of having been around for a while that you think, ‘It’d be a good idea to get my own place,’ and I have. I’ve had a studio now for nearly 20 years, and it’s just great to have the space to work with a band, get takes done live and utilize technology, but also still get to play together and not just overdub.”

The “Cool for Cats” and “Black Coffee in Bed” rockers are no stranger to clever recordings; their 2010 album, Spot the Difference, was a set of their best-known hits re-recorded faithfully, aside from one key difference per track. “We just wanted to have an alternative to Universal, who own our back catalog. Offering those to movies for ads so we can, in a sense, compete with our own back catalog, but we get paid,” noted Tilbrook. “That would be a good difference.”

“That would be spot the difference,” cracked singer-guitarist Chris Difford.

Interview by Stacey Anderson, video by Eric Helton

2012-04-21 Coachella inteview

Thanks to Dan Dewey for the tip-off about the interview :)

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/videos/new-and-hot/squeeze-compete-with-their-past-20120422#ixzz1sscSWvsI

12 thoughts on “Difford and Tilbrook discuss the new album”

      1. I’m hoping they’ll play one of the new songs like ‘Jack and Jill’ (about a couple of shopkeepers) soon when they do a smaller show in the UK. I think their recordings sometimes sounded better when they had the chance to play them live a few times before committing the final version. With Glenn’s studio allowing full band live performance though we probably won’t hear anything until the album gets released!

  1. This is great news as Chris’s previous comment on the subject wasn’t quite so encouraging….I’d love to hear new stuff, it would be interesting after all this time!

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